I've written and produced short films since 2007. Short plays and sketch comedy even longer. My Theater degree is finally bearing some fruit after 28 years!
My passion is indie film-making. On set, I generally work on Production Design, but have done everything from PA to costumes to crafty, and most recently, Director. I stay away from both ends of the camera as I am no actor and certainly no Camera Op.
But above all else, I love to write. I started writing screenplays about 7 years ago, and one of my screenplays, Cracked Aces, just finished in the Top Ten on Stage 32's Comedy Contest and took 3rd place overall in 2020's Scriptapalooza.
I am currently writing Polarity, a Vegas/Iceland-based "on the run" comedy, and Mortimer McGee versus the Malevolent Mayhem Machine, a sci-fi comedy.
Unique traits: graphic designer
Polarity Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy When a hotheaded pole dancer and a fierce Beyoncé drag queen witness a back-alley mob hit, they flee to Iceland where a viking-esque fireman and a gaggle of Nordic housewives convince them to return to Vegas to turn the tables on the hitman.
Cracked Aces Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Hunted by the mob after he accidentally wins a rigged tournament, a hotshot poker player must go all-in with a fiery brothel madam, a septuagenarian showgirl, and an unhinged Girl Scout in a longshot caper to win back his life.
Plume Raiders Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy After the Titanic sinks with a fortune in exotic feathers aboard, a fledgling British colony—fearing financial ruin—enlists an overzealous mercenary, a skittish ornithologist, and a flashy haberdasher to swipe a flock of ostriches from a gaggle of barbaric pirates.
Mortimer McGee and the Malevolent Mayheming Budget: $10M - $30M | Action ⋄ Comedy When a milquetoast postal worker in 1900s Wichita stumbles on a machine of unimaginable power, he bands together with the inventor’s adventurous granddaughter to thwart a mad scientist bent on world domination.
Film (short) by Type Monkeys Productions Writer/Director When a wily hobo discovers a famous pianist’s trunk full of high-fashion clothes, he impersonates the man and causes hijinx around town.
Film (short) by Type Monkeys Productions Writer/Producer When two lovable loners on the internet agree to go a blind date, they become entangled in a web of intrigue and deadly peril when they meet up with a pair of deadly spies.
The Skyship Chronicles: Part 1
Film (short) by Christian Cashmir (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Producer, Writer, Production designer, Production manager, Miscellaneous Crew Set in Ireland, 1895 in a steampunk fantasy world. When Molly Madigan's grandfather is killed by his partner, Gustav and his inventions stolen, Molly begins a quest to take back what is rightfully hers. Twenty years later, in Wichita, Kansas, an unwitting postal clerk discovers a mysterious box containing the Potestatum, Molly's grandfather's most powerful invention. But, after many long years of hunting for the Potestatum, Gustav is hot on the trail. He tracks down Molly, and a battle for the ultimate weapon ensues.
Film (short) by Marlon Jay Manuel (Action) Producer, Writer 48 Hour Film Contest - Las Vegas
Film (short) by Litewave Media (Comedy) Producer, Writer Janelle, an F student, tries to convince her professor to boost her failing grade with disastrous results.
Jules Dongu Saves the World
Film by Christian Cashmir (Animation, Action, Adventure and Comedy) Producer, Actor, Art department In this action comedy spoof, Jules Dongu is the world's most famous Anime Voice Actor, but when his head gets too big for his fame, his friends, fans, and true love abandon him. With Squirrelly, his only and best friend, still by his side, Dongu must now rediscover himself and become the hero he portrays in his movies; but meanwhile, infamous Anime movie director, Stephen Semen, has concocted a diabolical plot to brainwash the world! Can Dongu and Squirrelly stop him before it's too late? Written by Anonymous
Film by John C. Jones (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Producer, Writer, Actor A case of mistaken identity has Mark Shapiro on an international chase to protect a mystery case, trying to stay alive.
Stage 32 Comedy Contest Finalist (Top Ten)
Scriptapalooza - 3rd Place Overall
Las Vegas Screenplay Contest Finalist
Finalist Scriptapalooza (Cracked Aces/Stealing Poseidon)
48 Hour Film Contest - Best Set Design - LV
Winner - 48 Hour Film Contest - Tampa
SUNY at Geneseo